Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

‘Don’t stop to care what people will say’

Bigg Boss contestant and actor Ajaz Khan opens up about his views on reality shows, work, life and the place Goa holds in his heart

06th January 2019, 03:33 Hrs

JAY JOSHI 


TG: What is your impression of Goa?

Goa is a great place. I’ve been coming to Goa for a long time, since I was 12-13 years old. I like life in Goa. Especially the people here are gentle, and go out of their way to make guests comfortable. 


TG: How do you think Goa has changed over the years?

Goa has stayed the same to a great extent. The only concern is that people are littering the beaches. Compared to the North, the beaches in South are cleaner and more beautiful still. I would like to request the Indian tourists that they should value the beaches and take care of them. We see that the foreign tourists are doing a better job at this and the Indians need to learn from them.


TG: You participated in Bigg Boss. is the show scripted or is it real?

It is a reality show. When people are put into one house without the phone or Internet, you come to know the reality of life. 


TG: How was your experience living without phone or Internet?

It was a really good experience; a sort of rehabilitation for me. For the first five to six days you do feel a bit uncomfortable, but with time you get used to it. 


TG: Bigg Boss has a lot of fights and politics. When you participate in the show, do you consider that a family might watch it?

All I did was entertain the audience. Neither did I curse anyone, nor engaged in any other bad conduct. I was fully aware that it is a family show. I was the only wild card entry that made it to the finale of the show. Bigg Boss is a good show. 

The contestants should be aware that everyone is watching them and they must provide good quality entertainment. If entertainment factor goes missing, then audience will move away from the show. 


TG: How was life after Bigg Boss? 

Life has been amazing.After Bigg Boss I did Khatron Ke Khiladi, and many other shows. I earned a considerable fan following. The key is that you have to be a good entertainer and keep going forward.


TG: What is the secret to being a good entertainer in reality shows?

As I said earlier, you have to be a good entertainer, and you have to be a jolly, self-driven person. You have to stay true to yourself. There is a Hindi saying ‘kuch toh log kahenge, logon ka kam hai kehena’ (People will pass comments. It’s what they always do). 

When you are on the show, you should not think about what people will say. Then you won’t be able to deliver anything. You have to focus on doing what you do best. 


TG: In reality shows, one may sometimes face certain unpredictable situations. How do you deal with that, especially when there are cameras present everywhere?

You deal with these situations in the same way you do in real life. Talking about cameras, well, after sometime you forget that there are cameras. It takes about 8-10 days for you to totally forget the fact that there are cameras. When there are 150 cameras around you, there is no chance of escaping them. You have to deal with it. You just forget about them. 


TG: Tell us about your upcoming projects

I am currently working on three films, namely Gul Makai, Hai tujhe salam India, and Bhai Jaan. I am featured in lead role in all three films. Talking about hits, I believe all you have to do is keep working, and eventually one film will hit it off with the audience and make you a 



TG: Given that the past year was a bit of a trouble for you...?

I believe that life has to offer a lot of good things. If something bad happens to you, something good comes out of it, you gain more fan following. You must learn lessons from tough times, take good things from life and keep moving on. That is my mantra. 

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